In Case You Missed It: Supreme Court Edition

Today, the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. In case you (somehow) missed it, here are some of the more helpful summaries and responses to the decision. Responses against and in favor are included below.

1) For the full decision, read it here. The summary of the decision: “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.”

2) At the Daily Signal, Ryan Anderson provides his take on how to respond to what he calls “judicial activism” at play in this case.

3) Russ Moore offers a balanced, hopeful, and biblical response to the decision: the church should not cave nor panic.

4) At the Atlantic, David Perry discusses how, in their eyes, the Court established a new right on the basis of the history of marriage.

5) President Obama and the White House celebrate. See Twitter (@WhiteHouse, @HuffingtonPost, @nytimes, etc), the Internet at large, or this article.

6) At TGC, Trevin Wax culls the top 10 quotes from the dissenting justices.


In Case You Missed It

1) At Desiring God, Joe Rigney, Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview at Bethlehem College and Seminary, writes about the many desires or cravings beneath our sinful conflicts.

2) Over at the Gospel Project Blog, Devin Maddox, PhD student in Applied Theology at SEBTS, discusses Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s contribution to a theology of making disciples according to the Great Commission.

3) Eric Geiger looks to the business world to consider 4 leadership traits that better serve their organizations and thus the world.

4) From the Daily Signal, Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation on what you need to know about gay marriage and the supreme court.

5) Earth Day was on Wednesday, so Russ Moore discussed whether or not Christians should care about it (and the earth).


In Case You Missed It

1) At Canon and Culture, Andrew Walker has an interesting interview with Ryan Anderson on physician-assisted suicide.

2) From First Things, Carl Trueman discusses the nature of pastoral language and political rhetoric, especially as such rhetoric relates to sexual ethics (or the lack thereof).

3) Mike Leake, at Pastors Today, offers four reasons why we should write out prayer requests.

4) The guys at Baptist 21 have a series of posts on the need, in their eyes, for change to state conventions. Whether or not you agree with their take, it points to the importance of the conversation.

5) Finally, at TGC, Mike McKinley reminds us that Jesus — not our efforts here or to the ends of the earth — ensures that the Great Commission will not fail.